On New Year's Eve, journalist and former Parade editor-in-chief Janice Kaplan makes a promise to be grateful and look on the bright side of whatever happens. She realizes that how she feels over the next months will have less to do with the events that occur than her own attitude and perspective. Getting advice at every turn from psychologists, academics, doctors, and philosophers, she brings listeners on a smart and witty journey to discover the value of appreciating what you have.
Mercy, a young Korean American and recent Columbia graduate, is adrift, undone by a terrible incident in her recent past. Hilary, a wealthy housewife, is haunted by her struggle to have a child - something she believes could save her foundering marriage. Meanwhile Margaret, once a happily married mother of three, questions her maternal identity in the wake of a shattering loss. As each woman struggles with her own demons, their lives collide in ways that have irreversible consequences for them all.
In 1942, Will Truesdale, an Englishman newly arrived in Hong Kong, falls headlong into a passionate relationship with Trudy Liang, a beautiful Eurasian socialite. But their love affair is soon threatened by the invasion of the Japanese as World War II overwhelms their part of the world. Will is sent to an internment camp, where he and other foreigners struggle daily for survival. Meanwhile, Trudy remains outside, forced to form dangerous alliances with the Japanese.
"Wonderful, and the narrator a jewel"
We already know from scientific research that mindfulness practices enhance mental health and improve clarity and focus. Finding the Space to Lead shows how this training has specific value for leaders. This is not a new leadership system to add to the burden of already overworked people. It brings the concepts of mindfulness into the everyday life of anyone in a leadership role, through specific exercises that address practical issues.
In 1871, five young girls were sent by the Japanese government to the United States. Their mission: learn Western ways and return to help nurture a new generation of enlightened men to lead Japan. Raised in traditional samurai households during the turmoil of civil war, three of these unusual ambassadors - Sutematsu Yamakawa, Shige Nagai, and Ume Tsuda - grew up as typical American schoolgirls. Upon their arrival in San Francisco, they became celebrities.
"Women who overcome"
A few days into her stop in Paris, Janice meets Christophe, the cute butcher down the street - who doesn't speak English. Through a combination of sign language and Franglais, they embark on a whirlwind Paris romance. She soon realizes that she can never return to the world of twelve-hour workdays and greasy corporate lingo. But her dwindling savings force her to find a way to fund her dreams again.
Janice in the City is a fetish story about a giantess. Hear what it's like to date a person who's really into that sort of thing in this live story from Bawdy Storytelling in San Francisco.
Rule number one for Bailey Westmoreland: Never fall for a man who would take her away from her tight-knit family's Colorado home. So why is she following rancher Walker Rafferty all the way to Alaska? Bailey tells herself she owes the sexy loner an apology, and once she gets there, it's only right to stay and help him when he's injured - isn't it? Before long, Bailey realizes home might be where you make it - if Walker is ready to take all she has to offer.
"Both books are very good"
Ever think there's just too much stuff in your home? Looking for a way to live simply? Minimalism for Moms is a guide to show you how to enjoy life more and live on less. You've made a decision that will alter your life and your family's lifestyle in a very big way: to go minimalist. You want to embrace a life where you and your family focus on the important things and not just on stuff.
Connell illumines the rare but supremely brilliant leadership of the first and only unanimously elected President of the United States. George Washington, modest yet elegant, handsome, always projecting strength, graciousness and power, was universally considered the most humble man who ever lived. Born into modest circumstances, he wholeheartedly responded to whatever opportunities life offered him.
"a joy to get to know President Washington"
One woman's journey through unbearable loss. A true story.
Kat Jennings and Scott Murphy don't just play two people who are secretly in love on a television sitcom - they are actually head over heels for each other in real life. When the lines between reality and TV land blur, they hope they can keep their relationship under wraps. But when Kat's grandmother, an eccentric star from Hollywood's golden age, mistakes their on-screen wedding proposal for the real deal, things begin to spiral out of control. Will their secret be front-page news in the tabloids?
"Sweet Christian Love Story"
Bella Rossi may be nearing 30, but her life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella is determined not to let them down. She quickly books a "Boot Scoot'n" wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch - she's a country music numbskull because her family only listens to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin.
"Humor runs in cowboy boots thru this story."
Does your man lie to you to protect or gain something for himself? Does your man make you give up things you like to make him happy? Does he try to control your every move? Does he tell you who you can and cannot talk to? Does he make you feel guilty or blame you for his problems? Has he isolated you from friends and family, leaving you with a virtually nonexistent social life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you're in a relationship with a manipulative and controlling man.
As a tireless mom of three, the doting spouse of a surgeon, and a talented interior designer to the stars, Lacy Fields can always find the perfect piece to finish a puzzle, a living room - or an investigation.
Francis Bacon walks the streets of World War II London, employed as a warden for the ARP to keep watch for activities that might tip off the Axis powers. Before the war, Bacon had travelled to Berlin and Paris, picking up snatches of culture from a succession of middle-aged men charmed by his young face. Known for his flamboyant personal life and expensive taste, Bacon has returned home to live with his former nanny in a cramped bohemian apartment. But one night, death intrudes on his after-hours paradise.
Have you struggled with a lack of focus or concentration? Do you often find yourself relying on caffeine and synthetic drugs to mask feelings of illness? Do you suffer from digestive disturbances such as constipation or diarrhea? Are you looking for a free and effective way to feel better?
When Adrianne found out she was pregnant eight years ago, she made the decision to leave Bible school and raise her child alone. Staying would have prevented her boyfriend from fulfilling his God-appointed mission in life. But every day since, she has regretted her decision. Chris - rejected, confused, and heartbroken - finished school and soon found himself in Nicaragua, loving life as a missionary. But the void left by Adrianne's unexplained departure remains.
"Red Like Crimson: Red, White and Blue Weddings"
From the author of the New York Times best seller Firebird comes this richly detailed historical novel of an unconventional tailor's daughter who is swept up in a suspenseful drama of passion and intrigue. When a fever leaves her deaf at the age of 16, shattering her hopes of marriage, Veda Grenfell turns her exceptional talent to her father's prestigious Savile Row tailoring firm.
"Atrocious reading of a silly book"
James Kavanagh is as rich and sexy as sin, but his workaholic neighbor, Lila Baxter, has been there, done that - and has the heartbreak to prove it. They've avoided each other since their affair ended, but now she's brought home a baby. He's clearly the last man Lila wants to ask for help. But she knows nothing about babies, and James is a born family man. When one offer of help leads to another, they're soon under the same roof. Almost like a real family. Suddenly the heat they've ignored is ready to ignite!
"cute and ok"